Gender and Manuscript Studies; RSA Montreal 2011 (abstracts by 30 April 2010; conference 24-26 March 2011)

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Penelope Anderson / Indiana University, Bloomington
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This panel takes up the interrelationships between gender and manuscript studies. Recent work has shown that attending to manuscript writings dramatically changes our sense of the genres of and audiences for women's writings. What are the consequences of these studies for ideas of writing and readership in the early modern period? In particular, how can manuscript studies reshape our sense of early modern women's involvement in intellectual culture? What can manuscript writings tell us about ideas of literary form, genre, or audience? How does gender shape manuscript coteries?

This is a panel for the Renaissance Society of America conference in Montreal, March 2011. Presenters must be members of the RSA by the time of the conference.

Please e-mail a title, 150-word abstract, and brief CV by 30 April to Penelope Anderson, Indiana University []; this deadline will allow for consideration as one of the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women's sponsored panels at RSA.